The Nokia 6790 Surge is on both the 2G (GSM 850/900/1800/1900) and 3G (HSDPA 850/1900) networks. It’s an older phone (relatively), having been released in July of 2009. Measuring, 97.5 x 57.9 x 15.5 mm and weighing 123.9 grams, it’s lightweight and compact.
The phone’s display is a TFT with 16 M colors. It is 2.4 inches and 320 x 240 pixels. The 6790 has a full QWERTY keyboard, which is ideal for typing and texting.
Users can be alerted one of three ways that they have received a call, via vibration, polyphonic or MP3 ringtone. The phone comes standard with a loudspeaker and 2.5 mm audio jack.
Individuals will be able to input tons of phone number and contact information into their 6790 Surge. They will also be able quickly call those individuals listed in their phone book, using the Photocall feature. Detailed call records are kept for 30 days.
The 6790 Surge comes with 128 MB of storage and a MicroSD card slot with up to 8 GB of memory. Additional storage can be purchased if a person wants or needs it. Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP comes standard with the phone.
The Nokia 6790 Surge uses the Symbian OS (operating system), S60 rel. 3.2. It has the following messaging abilities, SMS, MMS, Email and IM. The browser is WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML.
The 6790 is an attractive phone but a bit limited. It only comes in one color, black. Those people that prefer a more colorful phone will probably want to look elsewhere.
Individuals that tend to get lost or who often require directions to get from one place to another will likely be pleased with the phone’s built-in GPS. Support is offered via A-GPS and AT&T Navigator.
The Nokia 6790 surge has a MP4/3GP and MP3/WAV/AAC player, Quick Office, PDF Reader, Voice memo and predictive text input. PDF Readers makes reading pdfs really easy. It can sometimes be tough to do so because mobile phone display screens are so much smaller than PC or laptops, where PDFs are most often read.
Voice memo is another cool Nokia 6790 feature. Users can leave themselves recorded notes that they can listen to at a later time. The memo feature is a quick and easy way to remind oneself about upcoming events and appointments or simply to record ones thoughts. Predictive text input is extolled by some and panned by others. There are some people who find it really helpful and others who find it to be frustrating. Whatever a person’s feelings about the feature, it is available on this particular mobile phone.
The Nokia 6790 Surge uses a Standard battery, Li-lon 1500 mAh (BP-4L), which provides up to 400 hours of standby time on the 2G network and up to 400 hours of standby time on the 3G network. Users get up to 4 hours and 50 minutes of talk time on the 2G network and up to 4 hours on the 3G.
Individuals looking for a quality mobile phone will find that the Nokia 6790 fits the bill. It is attractive and has enough features to make it competitive. It’s not the best phone on the market but it’s still very good. As always with smart phones and mobile phones in general, be sure to keep SAR levels in mind and never talk more than you have to on your phone for health-related issues, better safe than sorry!